Chromis nitida (Whitley, 1928)
Barrier reef chromis
photo by Banks, I.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 25 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Australia (Great Barrier Reef to Lord Howe Island and Sydney).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-11
Biology:  Adults occur in small to large aggregations on the outer edge of certain reefs in rich coralliferous areas in 5 to 25 meters. Juveniles and occasionally adults sometimes occur in lagoons (Ref. 7247). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Diurnal species (Ref. 54980; 113699).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 28.03.94
Modified by: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 23.10.19

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